Content for Use in Classrooms

Amplify Curriculum for Middle-schoolers

Poetry in America partnered with Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, to develop new lessons and content that get students and teachers truly excited about poetry.  The lessons include tips for leading rich classroom discussions on poetry, tools to help students and teachers, and videos of a wide variety of interpreters close reading poems, including Shaquille O’Neal, Shiza Shahid, Richard Blanco.

The Amplify Poetry in America curriculum is available for purchase from Amplify.


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PBS LearningMedia:  Free Resources for Middle- and High-schoolers

The Poetry in America PBS LearningMedia collection features 12 lessons based on the Season One episodes of the Poetry in America public television series.  PBS LearningMedia content is available to teachers and students at no cost!  You can ask students to watch the short episode excerpts we’ve made available on PBS LearningMedia, or you can stream or purchase the full episodes for use in class (click here for more information about our TV series).

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For-credit Opportunities for High-Schoolers

Are you interested in enrolling high school students in a for-credit college English course?  Poetry in America offers dual enrollment programming for high-schoolers through Arizona State University Learning Enterprise.  Click the button below to learn more.